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  • Food

    March 27, 2014

    Go Dutch to the Dutch Club AVIO

    Reliving Southern California's Indonesian past at this Anaheim landmark

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2013

    Carping Diem! Teachers Rant. Teachers' Rant. A Teacher's Rant. It's Back-to-School Reading Week

    Your assignment this week: sixteen essays, ten short chapters, one elegant and righteous rant. Almost ready for classes starting next week at the UC, and well into the quarter or semester everywhere else. Everybody asks the annoying question about how the kids are doin' these days, education is simu ... More >>

  • Film

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Touche Amore Tell Us Why They'll Never Play Warped Tour

    Looking into the hardcore punk landscape today, if you're an outsider, things tend to get a little confusing. Touche Amore is a post-hardcore band that is changing what it means and sounds like to be a punk band, combing elements of '90s screamo and post-hardcore with an intense work ethic and never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Eddie Ifft Specializes in Joking About Incredibly Fucked Up Shit

    Dark, dirty, offensive...yeah some might consider comedian Eddie Ifft all of the above, but guess what? He doesn't want to be "tame" and we personally couldn't be more pleased about it. It is after all what makes this man tick and if you are a fan of keeping it real, then you'd love Eddie just as mu ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013

    NBFF: Smaller, Shorter & Uncut

    The fabled film festival has learned that less is more

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Ottmar Liebert: A Flamenco Guitarist Who'd Rather Listen to Horns

    Ottmar Liebert is one of the most popular flamenco-style guitarists, yet he doesn't like to place himself in that genre. Instead, Liebert infuses flamenco techniques with his own style that borrows from non-stringed instruments and genres you'd never imagine he'd listen to. The Grammy-nominated and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Norin & Rad Put as Much Fire Into Their Beats as They Do Into Their Food

    [Locals Only] The Westminster duo's diet of trance beats, hard work and Srirachi earns them a deal with EDM label Anjunabeats

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Franchesca Robi Carries the Platters' Torch

    Paul Robi was the booming baritone of the 50s vocal group the Platters. He stayed with the group through their chart topping heyday, performing on timeless classics like "Only You," "The Great Pretender" and "Twilight Time." He passed away in the late 1980s, performing for as long as his body would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Week in Forgetfulness: Books by Crooks, the Cold War and a Writer to Remember

    My kind editor, The Mexican, offered to reimburse me for purchase of the ex-governor of California's memoirs. I considered reading and reviewing the provocatively titled Total Recall:  My Unbelievably True Life Storybut I felt so uncomfortable at even the thought of walking into a bookstor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2012

    Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Can't Find What You Can't (Won't) Read? Live Among the Dead!

    This week offered Mr. Bib a walk down Memory Lane, if perhaps other people's memories, and the opportunity to recall Claire Spark's observation that a long memory is indeed the most radical idea in American history. Or maybe even a short one. Encouraged by a comment from a reader suggesting that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    On The Line: Geeta Bansal Of Clay Oven, Part Two

    We don't request a recipe anymore, but sometimes our chefs still want to contribute. After Part Two, you can continue reading to learn how to create the watermelon curry photographed above. Tell us how the dish works out-- we know vegans and Paleo dieters that would love to add another recipe to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Miley Cyrus Calls Anaheim Resident a "Fucking Creep" on Twitter

    See Also*Our List of Opening DJ Codes, Laminated and Posted Backstage at the Yost for All Newbs to See*Did MTV Really Snub Waka Flocka Flame's Rapping Rooster?*Top Five Musical Impressions From Comedian Pablo FranciscoNote to self: Whenever you decide you want to collect a few more social media foll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Norin & Rad: A Pair of Local DJs Putting OC Trance on the Map

    See Also: Above & Beyond's Tony McGuinness Shares Why He Loves SoCal Above & Beyond - The Shrine Auditorium - 5/18/12 Armin Van Buuren - Sutra - 5/28/12 Before joining Norin & Rad, Bruce Karlsson had been dabbling in producing and other music projects while Nick Sember was spinning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Van Halen at the Forum Last Night

    ​Van HalenFebruary 8, 2012The ForumSome secret shows tend to be bigger than others. I've been fortunate to catch a few in my concert going years but last nights friends and family dress rehearsal show with Van Halen is definitely top five. Things started off great when it turned out the Forum wasn ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Kaskade Masters Time, Space and Big-Room Electronica

    The DJ from San Clemente headlines the biggest New Year's parties in the Southwest

  • Food

    December 15, 2011

    Gourmet Grill Masters Has Chicken that Don't Stop!

    [Hole In the Wall] The famous rotisserie-chicken purveyor opens its first restaurant . . . in Irvine?!

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    On the Line: Eric Souka of Capital Seafood, Part One

    ​The latest branch of Capital Seafood greeted guests just less than a month ago, bringing its signature Asian cuisine to the lifestyle venue known as the Irvine Spectrum. Executive director Eric Souka has been cooking with Capital for more than 30 years, and he was gracious enough to meet between ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Man Man In the Dark

    Battling doomsday prophecies, death and the IRS, Man Man see a light at the end of the tunnel with their fourth album

  • Food

    September 8, 2011

    Chao Down at Kang Lac Bakery

    [Hole In the Wall] This Westminster standard sells the best rice porridge in OC

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    "It's a Small World" Could Have Been Much More Annoying

    ​This year marks the 45th anniversary of Disneyland's "It's a Small World." The ride--which originally had a working title of "Children of the World" (and Walt himself only ever referred to as "the happiest cruise that ever sailed")--debuted in the park on May 28, 1966.Ever since then, the ride's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Linkin Park to Play Secret Show in LA for Tsunami Relief

    Linkin Park​ Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Black Lips Clean Up (A Bit) For 'Arabia Mountain'

    Zach Wolfe​Atlanta's Black Lips are notorious for grimy garage pop matched by equally dirty antics--puking on stage, making out with each other, making fun of Wavves. For plenty of us, this was exactly how a band such as theirs should act, and sound. So we could be forgiven for being dubious at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Watch Artist Robert Vargas Paint Far East Movement Today!

    ​Artist Robert Vargas, who most recently was on the cover of our sister publication LA Weekly's Best of LA People, is going to paint hip-hop group Far East Movement live at the LA Art Walk later today. After which the boys who made "Like a G6" 2010's disco anthem and turned "sizzurp" into a hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Young the Giant: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    ​Young the Giant, the band formerly known as the Jakes, and formerly residents of Newport Beach via Irvine, have had a very good year. After releasing their self-title debut to critical acclaim (even Morrissey is a fan, saying "I could break down with happiness at the new debut-CD by Young The G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Disneyland Hotel's Trader Sam's and Tangaroa Terrace

    ​The new bar Trader Sam's and the casual-dining restaurant Tangaroa Terrace just opened at the Disneyland Hotel, and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by both.Sure, both of these Polynesian-themed hangouts would be more appropriate located in Adventureland than where they are (kiddie poo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Five Things You Want to Know About Akon

    ​Akon's been pretty busy lately--touring all over the world (he's was in India, Oregon and good old Cali), starting two labels (Konvict Muzic and Kon Live Distribution), collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Dr. Dre and prepping for his new album in the fall. The Grammy-nominated artist ... More >>

  • Food

    May 26, 2011

    Patrick Rue Is the Brue-master

    From a Placentia industrial park, Patrick Rue and his Bruery have revolutionized craft-beermaking in Southern California

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Kobe Bryant Stars in Chinese Hip-Hop Video

    ​Hey, if that whole basketball thing doesn't work out, Kobe Bryant can always launch a second career making cameos in hip-hop videos overseas. The versatile Laker is featured in "Tian Di Yi Dou" ("World Battle"), a music video starring Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou,which also seems to be a gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Indian Press Spotlights Midnight Radio's 'Dalit Diva'​Raised in Westminster, Thenmozhi Soundararajan has grown to become a multifaceted creative force. After completing high school in OC, she traveled north to the Bay Area to become Executive Director of Third World Majority. Afterward, Soundararajan  retur ... More >>

  • Film

    January 6, 2011

    Strip Tease

    Set in a sleazy NYC club, Abel Ferrara's 'Go Go Tales' is actually kinda sweet

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Forking Around With . . . Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.

    John Gilhooley/OC WeeklyOrly Taitz was the subject of a Weekly cover story in June 2009.​"Forking Around With . . ." is our occasional feature meant to spotlight the food likes and dislikes of people of prominence in Orange County. Dr. Orly Taitz, the Rancho Santa Margarita attorney and dentist wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    U.S. Senator Names UCI's World of Warcraft Research One of the Worst Wastes of Taxpayer Dollars in 2010

    ​In Tom Coburn's just-released "Wastebook 2010," an 85-page tirade on what the U.S. senator believes are the year's 100 most outrageous uses of tax dollars, UC Irvine's $3 million research of World of Warcraft and other games comes in at No. 6. "Most people have to work for a l ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Edward Colver's Greatest Hits

    Hibbleton Art Gallery goes into the pit with the iconic photographer's 'The Eye of the LA Punk Scene'

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Gustavo Drinks Through the Election, Or: Trashing the Dems and Bashing Whitman

    ​Updated throughout the day, with the freshest post on top. Click after the jump for vignettes on Barbara Coe, Loretta Sanchez, Meg Whitman, and Borat!Midnight. Drink of choice: pockets hurt. Loretta Sanchez has pulled away by thousands of votes, but we'll wait until the official ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    Pensive, Yet Airborne

    [Best of OC 2010] Yuri Tag's 10 OC Survival Tips

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Three Reasons to Hate Morrissey (and Four Reasons We Still Love Him Anyway)

    By now, everyone's heard that dear old Moz called the entire population of China a subspecies in a recent interview with the Guardian. "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Warpaint on David Bowie Compilation Album for War Child

    ​See how we did that? Alliteration is your friend! LA buzz band Warpaint contributed songs to a new album of David Bowie covers in aid of the charity War Child charity. We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie, the album is set for release on Oct. 11. Duran Duran, Chairlift and Edward Sharp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Who Wants to be a Bamboo for Janet Nguyen?

    ​Political fundraisers sometimes have a theme, usually involving patriotism or some type of activity. Ethnic politicians usually do a riff off their, well, ethnicity. So it's not surprising that First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen is advertising a fundraiser in August as a "Taste of Asia" soire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Sharpies and Coffee Cups and Mr. Boey

    Photos Courtesy of Cheeming Boey​Boyishly grinning in his black hoodie and jeans, artist Cheeming Boey easily blended into the crowd at Laguna Art Museum's OsCene. (Read Dave Barton's review of the whole exhibit here.) Yet, his exhibit--simply titled "Sharpie on Styrofoam Cup"--stole the spotlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    NBFF: The Long and the Short of It

    You hear all the time that men never stop and ask directions. Women use it as proof that we're all stubborn and pointlessly macho. But there's another reason. Men don't ask for directions because they know that 98% of the time, the response from whoever they ask is going to be something along the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    SoCal Independent Film Festival: The Winners

    The award winners have just been announced, and they are: Best-in-the-Fest and Best Feature both deservedly went to the dysfunctional-American-brothers-in-Thailand drama The Elephant King, which I picked as best and gave a film pick to, so I hope some of you readers saw it. This probably boosts its ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 31, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Please fully explain your answer and include economical, cultural and quality-of-life issues in 25 words or less'

  • Food

    August 17, 2006

    An Ode to Lychees

    Translucent flesh

  • Food

    July 20, 2006

    You Never Know What You're Going to Get

    Forrest Gump sucked, but damn it if the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant aint good

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2006

    Dead Pope, Baby Buddha, and Plenty of Firepower

    Has it only been a year since TV news went All Dead Pope, All The Time? Apparently so– April 8 marks the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II's funeral. Interestingly enough, April 8 is also when many in East Asia (particularly in Japan) celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, who, of course ... More >>

  • Food

    April 14, 2005
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    June 29, 2000
  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    or expensive. or somewhere in between

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